Very rare first series early Cal. 135, 35mm Stainless Steel
One of the earliest ZENITH Chronometer, Cal. 135, SN: 3869940, Case No: 8884007, 35mm stainless steel, made circa 1949, aka “first series”. Powered by by manual winding gold-plated 13’’’/30mm Zenith movement Cal. 135 with “Cotes de Genève” finish and a bimetallic, split, screwed balance. Very good unpolished condition, everything original, gorgeous patinated dial, clean and practically untouched movement. The crown is unsigned, but most likely original. Accompanied by its original Zenith book-style box.
Case: 35 mm, stainless steel, three body, brushed and polished, with snap-on bezel and back, No. 8884007 Dial: brushed silver, with outer minute track, applied white gold dart and Arabic markers, and guilloche sub seconds dial; silver dauphine hour/minute hands, and baton seconds hand; Movement: Zenith caliber 135 manual wind, 19 jewels, Swiss lever, chronometer certified, with bimetallic, split, screwed balance and shock protection, micrometric regulator, and gold plated “Cotes de Genève” finish, No. 3869940.
This one was sold in Switzerland last year for CHF 7000 !
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